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Illegal substances in anaesthetic and intensive care practices

Nicholson Roberts, Tim and Thompson, John Paul 2013. Illegal substances in anaesthetic and intensive care practices. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain 13 (2) , pp. 42-46. 10.1093/bjaceaccp/mks050

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Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1743-1816
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 10:53

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